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THE AMBASSADOR, a darkly comic, genre-bending documentary that exposes the controversial business of selling diplomatic titles that gives wealthy businessmen the opportunity to exploit the lucrative and limited resources of war torn, third world nations. Filmmaker/journalist/provocateur Mads Brügger (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for Red Chapel) uses humor in his jaw-dropping descent into one of the most dangerous places on the planet: the Central African Republic. From each absurdly terrifying and hilarious situation to the next, THE AMBASSADOR is a one-of-a-kind excursion from the man whom The Huffington Post has called "the most provocative filmmaker in the world."
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But, nooooo! After the movie I did a little digging and much to my surprise it was not acted! Not scripted! Was shot undercover! I found a whole new level of respect for Mads, plus his secretary/production manager, and the movie moved up to the top notch after discovering how it was created.
AAAAA+++++ WILL SEE AGAIN.
The reporter is incredible brave to bring this story to world. I'm not sure how it was financed because it seems that he had to actually pay quite a bit of money in bribes.
It's an important story that needs to be told; though it is not a gripping story because real life, including corrupt people is quite mundane.
Whichever way you look at it the film is an almost unbelievable romp. The disc has a few menu faults as the selections are cross linked and you have to try your luck to get the extras.
I would recommend this movie highly!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An interesting concept - a filmmaker takes his life in his hands impersonating a diplomat in a highly corrupt and dangerous country. Definitely an interesting concept. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Larry R
.....and though it's in Africa and perhaps somewhat more pronounced, it's probably no more abundant than it is here in the U.S.Published on February 22, 2013 by HongryHawg
Loved the movie. Mads takes lots of subtle jabs at just about everyone - the locals, foreigners, Europeans, Africans, and the law and those who break it. Hilarious. ... Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by AP
An entertaining and daring insight into the real world of "diplomacy" in the remotest parts of Africa. Great story -- excellent filmmaking.Published on December 3, 2012 by Tween Publishing LLC (Consignment)